Basics of Writing

This is where is all begins. You have the idea, you have the desire, and you have the writing talent, but what do you do next? Listed below are some books that should get you started on fulfilling your dream of writing a book.

bookonwriting The Book on Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well
Widely recommended by school, college, and university instructors. Includes tips on building interest and suspense, creating word pictures, use of appropriate metaphor, and more. One Amazon reviewer said, “If there was an award for the best book on how to be a better writer, this one wins hands down.


writingtoolsWriting Tools:50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
If you are serious about writing,  this book is a must for your tool box. Whether you want to write fiction or non-fiction, you’ll find techniques and strategies to guide you all along the way. Takes you through the process of storytelling in prose from the basic to the advanced.


birdbybirdBird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life
A witty take on the reality of a writer’s life, along with sage advice and razor-edged honesty. The author sparks your creativity with her humor. She is engaging, down-to-earth, realistic, and inspiring. You won’t find step-by-step instructions on how to write, but you will find wisdom and encouragement to fulfill your writing dream.


onwriting On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Contains short lessons in the mechanics of prose, but King mostly offers inspiration and cheerleading to the aspiring writer. He makes you want to sit down and write something! He’s simple, direct, and to-the-point.


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